Oct 6, 2019, 9:55 AM
When William Wallace defeated the english at Sterling Bridge, it was because the english assumed the Scotts would wait until they crossed and stood formation – as was custom – before the fight. Instead, Wallace waited until a defeatable number of the english crossed the bridge and then massacred them. They did not conform to the ritualization of warfare between aristocratic families and clans fighting over territories to tax at the minimum losses to the people and assets. Nor did they want to disincentive the common people from fighting.
Western peoples have practiced ritualized warfare in order to domesticate our wars, pretty much forever – with the Westphalian peace that limited war to actions between states our most dominant present influence, and the false heroism of our European Civil Wars, and our current heroism by economic warfare, only slightly influencing our tradition.
The supermajority of our people and our statesmen maintain a current obsession with the presumption of the continued domestication of warfare, both abroad and in the coming second American civil war. They presume we have not, by the restoration of Marxist Terrorism, and their imitators using Islamic Terrorism, observed that the Westphalian peace has ended; and our heroism in dragging mankind out of ignorance, poverty, hard labor, suffering, and disease is ignored because of slavery practiced by every civilization back into eternity, with the muslims the most avid practitioners.
This coming civil war will be more like Lebanon and Syria than the American civil war, and less disorganized than the second world war. It will be region by region, neighborhood by neighborhood, house to house, in spontaneously escalating, unorganized destruction of individual lives, leaving dense urban areas favelas, the near complete loss of industrial capacity, communications, and power. Russians can lose a third of their economy and resort to farming. If Americans lose a third of their economy we will lose a third of our people. And we will certainly lose more. If it lasts six months we will never recover.
I work tirelessly to provide a constitution that will resolve this civil war by peaceful means, and incrementally escalate only upon failure to resolve it by peaceful means. But one thing is certain – the left will not survive as a movement. Ever. And this country will return to rule of law, or it will be reduced to a wasteland if we fail.